Thursday, April 14, 2011

Down drummer talks about the bands setlist

Down drummer Jimmy Bower was interviewed by Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

Q: So I cheated and looked at some of your setlists at the Texas shows, and I see that 'Jail' has disappeared. It’s always been one of my favorite parts of a Down show, those 5 minutes of calm in the middle of the storm. Any chance it could reappear for the New York or New Jersey fans?

A: "I don’t know, maybe."

Q: Who picks the setlists?

A: "Pretty much Phil (Anselmo). Phil writes it up, and everyone gets it, and if anyone has any special things they want to play that night... because we have so many songs to choose from, you know? 'Jail'... maybe to the fans we don’t know, but to us it’s kind of like a bummer? Not a bummer, but a real mellow part in the show, you know? I don’t know, when you’re jamming live you just want to be like “ahhhhhhhh!”"

Q: So you personally prefer to keep the live shows heavier?

A: "Lately, yeah. Lately Down has been about just being heavy, that’s what I love about Down. You never know. It just depends on how everybody’s feeling, and that’s what’s so cool, you just roll with it. Right now, we’re not really into the mellow songs, we’ve been doing a lot of the heavier stuff."

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